Tom Fowdy's revelation of a modicum of self-awareness, I am proud to report, further validates my typology of Bad China Takes in that CCP Bootlickers ≠ Tankies; the former often realize how unhinged the latter are, they just don't really say so because they need the clicks ImageImageImageImage
for reference, my magnum opus…
i am just absolutely reeling at fowdy having something resembling a Good China Take.... 2020 is insane. i need a glass of water excuse me Image

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5 Aug
1/ bit uncomfortable with this wording tbh but I'm going to try explain why in terms of the history of intel activity at US universities, bc I don't think it's a mistaken sentiment per se. so, THREAD: the KMT, PRC, Saudi Arabia, and the history of spying on college kids in the US
for the record, if I had to make my 100% correct and irreversible judgment, I'd say poorly worded china take on James' part, but I also dont think it is an inherently bigoted statement at all. take that as you will. anyways, buckle up lovelies.
3/ these are copies of declassified documents from the 60s showing how the KMT would suppress Taiwanese Independence activists in the US, and in particular in the second doc, an intelligence report, the explicit use of students as key nodes in & targets of informant networks.
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22 Jul
PINNED FAQ because I like to talk about myself and you people keep following this account and messaging me specific questions, which puzzles me, but thanks!!
A: As stated in my bio, I am a self-righteous, DC-area analyst who focuses on China Stuff™️, broadly construed. I am a white gay dude, which is relevant insofar as my long career on gay twitter informs a lot of my terrible sense of humor and the slang i use lol
A: Conservative employers would probably fire me if they saw how little respect I have for Steve Bannon & Miles Guo; also, I keep @-ing powerful think tanks telling them to pay their interns which might piss them off. I'm not clouty enough IRL to risk that :)
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12 Jul
if you indulge in or tolerate whatsoever the "Chinazi" or "Xitler" BS you are opting for bombastic, vile puffery over any susbtantial criticism of the CCP, and doing so in a way that legitimizes violence against anyone perceived as Chinese. Nazism is not your rhetorical toy.
Do not give me the useless "I love Chinese people, just not the CCP" disclaimer. Do not play dumb with how "the West" treats the legacy of Nazism & WWII and what making a comparison like that means about the relationship with China. It is a call for war as a moral imperative.
and, critically, it implies culpability for the sins of the CCP on the part of quite literally millions of otherwise uninvolved individuals; even if you could convincingly limit the criticism to CCP members only, quoted tweet shows how reductive and lazy an assumption that is.
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